Do not let it grow bigger.


Our just turned 8 yr old son is suddenly fixated on bad thoughts that he’s having. He was unable to move on from them without telling us, but it’s happening frequently now and we’re going back and forth between being irritated and concerned. His thoughts are typically surrounding hurting someone (“I thought in my head I wanted to kill someone, but I know I don’t”) or occasionally about nakedness. He’ll get so upset that he’s crying, sometimes sobbing, about not wanting to be a bad person. After reading that bad thoughts are normal in this age group and to reassure him that it’s normal and he’s a good person who wouldn’t hurt anyone, we’ve tried that. It kinda helps, but he keeps bringing it up. Help!

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